2013-14 Football News

March 18, 2014
NMU Football Opens Spring Practice
The Northern Michigan University Football team, under second-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky opened spring camp Tuesday.

March 18, 2014
NMU Football To Hold 3-on-3 Superior Shootout Basketball Tournament
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football program will host its annual 3-on-3 Superior Shootout April 25 and 26 in Vandament Arena and the PEIF basketball practice gyms.

March 14, 2014
NMU Football Spring Practice Schedule Released
MARQUETTE, Mich. – For 15 dates during the months of March and April the Northern Michigan University football team will return to action for their annual spring practice which will culminate in the Spring Game at 4:30 p.m. April 12 at the Superior Dome.

December 19, 2013
Commemorative Gifts Available For Nystrom Scholarship Donors
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Earlier this fall, the Northern Michigan University athletic department announced the Coach Buck Nystrom Football Scholarship established by former players, coaching colleagues and friends. The scholarship was created in honor of the legendary Northern Michigan University Wildcat football coach. According to the former players creating the scholarship, it is meant to honor "Coach Buck," who is the very epitome of perseverance, "a man with the heart of a true Wildcat."

December 13, 2013
Parson, Harley Chosen NMU Student-Athlete Scholars
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Athletic Council announced Friday that senior football player Brandon Parson and senior volleyball player Kellisha Harley have been named Student-Athlete Scholar of the Month for October and November, respectively. Parson was nominated by faculty member Mike Martin while Harley was nominated by faculty member Mary Stunkard.

November 27, 2013
2013 Football Season Recap
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team closed out the 2013 season, under second-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky with a 3-7 overall and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record. All three of their wins came in the Superior Dome. The Wildcats finished in 11th place in the GLIAC out of 15 teams.

November 16, 2013
Football Wraps Up Season at Ferris State
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team closes out the 2013 season on Saturday (Nov. 16) at noon with a game on the road at Ferris State in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup. In the all-time series, the Bulldogs lead, 18-15-6 in 39 meetings dating back to 1946. In 2012, FSU beat NMU, 32-21, in Marquette. The last game played in Big Rapids was in 2011 when the Wildcats were defeated 35-6.

November 16, 2013
Wildcats Close Out Season at Ferris State
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – Wildcat senior Christian Jessie returned the opening kick-off 100 yards to put the Northern Michigan University Wildcats up 7-0 at Top Taggart Field, but Jason Vander Laan and the Ferris State Bulldogs proved to be too much for the Wildcats to handle. The Bulldogs used 536 yards of total offense to defeat the Wildcats, 35-22, in the final game of the 2013 Northern Michigan University Football season. The Wildcats finished the season 3-7 overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while Ferris State finished the regular season at 8-3 overall, 8-2 in GLIAC play.

November 9, 2013
Football Travels to Play Saginaw Valley State
MARQUETTE, Mich. – After two straight home victories, the Northern Michigan University football team hopes to take to the road this weekend. The Wildcats travel to University Center, Mich. to take on Saginaw Valley State in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday (Nov. 9) at 1 p.m.

November 9, 2013
Wildcats Fall to Saginaw Valley State
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State Cardinal offense proved to be too much for the Northern Michigan University Football Wildcats to handle as the Cardinals dominated the Wildcats enroute to a 52-17 victory on Saturday, November 9. The Wildcats fall to 3-6 on the year and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while the Cardinals improve to an impressive 9-1 overall and 9-0 in the GLIAC.

November 4, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 7
The Northern Michigan University football team scored 34 points behind the strong play of freshman quarterback Shaye Brown in their third win of the year on Saturday (November 2).

November 2, 2013
Football Faces Northwood For Final Home Game
MARQUETTE, Mich. – After claiming a 33-21 victory at home over the weekend (Oct. 26), the Northern Michigan University football team continues play at the Superior Dome as Northwood University visits for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 2). The game marks the final home contest for the 2013 football ‘Cats. The Wildcats will recognize their seniors in a pre-game presentation as well as with a luncheon on Friday (Nov. 1). Friday’s luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the University Center. The event is open to the public and the charge to attend is $10.

November 2, 2013
Football 'Cats Defeat Northwood 34-15
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team scored 34 points behind the strong play of freshman quarterback Shaye Brown in their third win of the year on Saturday (November 2). The Wildcats improve to 3-5 on the season and 3-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with the 34-15 win while the Northwood Timberwolves fall to 2-7 overall, 1-6 in the GLIAC. The game marked the final home game of the 2013 Wildcat Football season.

October 29, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 6
Northern Michigan University football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team’s 33-21 victory over Wayne State on Saturday, October 26. Additionally interviews with Marcus Knight and Marcus Tucker.

October 28, 2013
Northern Michigan 33, Wayne State 21
October 26 // Northern Michigan 33, Wayne State 21

October 26, 2013
Wildcat Football Wins at Home
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Football Wildcats are back on track as they picked up a 33-21 victory over the Wayne State University Warriors on Saturday (Oct. 26). The Wildcats improve to 2-5 on the year and 2-5 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play while the Wayne State Warriors drop to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the GLIAC.

October 23, 2013
NMU Football Hosts Wayne State
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team returns to the Superior Dome Saturday (Oct. 26) for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division meeting with the Wayne State Warriors. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. As part of the game-day festivities, Northern will be celebrating Family Weekend and Band Day. Events around the game include performances by 13 high school bands, along with bounce houses and cookie decorating for young Wildcat fans.

October 19, 2013
Football Falls in Weather Shortened Game at Grand Valley
ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team fell 48-17 to Grand Valley State on Saturday (Oct. 19) at Lubbers Stadium. Officials paused the game with 12:55 remaining in the fourth quarter due to lightning in the area and then cancelled it shortly after. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference granted the Lakers the victory due to the score and time remaining.

October 18, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 5
Northern Michigan University football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team’s loss at Michigan Tech on Oct. 12 and previews the upcoming game at Grand Valley.

October 17, 2013
Football Plays at Grand Valley State on Saturday
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team travels downstate on Saturday (Oct. 19) for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division meeting with the Grand Valley State Lakers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Lubbers Stadium on Homecoming.

October 12, 2013
Football Falls in Miner’s Cup at Michigan Tech
HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team fell 31-7 at Michigan Tech on Saturday (Oct. 12) in the annual Miner’s Cup game from Sherman Field. The Wildcats fall to 1-4 overall and 1-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

October 11, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 4
In this week's edition of the Coach O Show, NMU football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team's 27-17 loss to Hillsdale on Oct. 7. He goes through a few highlights before talking about this week's game at Michigan Tech. Stay tuned all season long for the Coach O Show.

October 10, 2013
Football Heads North for Miner’s Cup Meeting with Michigan Tech
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team travels north Saturday (Oct. 12) for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division meeting with the Michigan Tech Huskies. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Sherman Field in the battle for the Miner’s Cup.

October 5, 2013
Football Defeated by Hillsdale at the Superior Dome
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team fell 27-17 to the Hillsdale Chargers in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division matchup from the Superior Dome. The visitors scored the first 17 points of the game and never let NMU get closer than seven.

October 4, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 3
In this week's edition of the Coach O Show, NMU football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team's loss at Ashland on Sept. 28. He goes through a few highlights before talking about this week's game at home against Hillsdale. Stay tuned all season long for the Coach O Show.

October 3, 2013
Football Hosts Hillsdale at Dome on Saturday
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team returns to the comforts of the Superior Dome with a GLIAC North Division meeting with the Hillsdale Chargers on Saturday (Oct. 5). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. It will be NMU’s first game with a GLIAC North Division opponent.

September 28, 2013
Football Defeated at Ashland in Longest Trip of Season
ASHLAND, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University football team fell 52-24 to Ashland University in its first road game of the season on Saturday (Sept. 28). The Wildcats scored the game’s first 10 points before the Eagles scored the next 38 and gained control of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at Jack Miller Stadium.

September 26, 2013
Football Plays First Road Game at Ashland
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hits the road to Ohio for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meeting with the Ashland Eagles on Saturday (Sept. 28). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Jack Miller Stadium. It will be the first road game of the season for NMU and its longest road trip. The game will also be the final game against opponents from the GLIAC South Division

September 26, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 2
In this week's edition of the Coach O Show, NMU football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team's 30-23 loss to Ohio Dominican on Sept. 21. He goes through a few highlights before talking about this week’s game at Ashland. Stay tuned all season long for the Coach O Show.

September 21, 2013
Football Defeated by Ohio Dominican on Homecoming
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team lost for the first time this season as Ohio Dominican defeated the Wildcats 30-23 on Saturday (Sept. 21) on Homecoming. NMU is now 1-1 on the season and 1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

September 21, 2013
VIDEO: Coach Ostrowsky After Homecoming Loss
Northern Michigan University football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks to the media after his team's 30-23 loss to Ohio Dominican on Homecoming from the Superior Dome.

September 20, 2013
Coach O Show - Week 1
In this week’s edition of the Coach O Show, NMU football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks about his team’s 41-31 season-opening win over Findlay. He goes through a few highlights before talking about this week’s game against Ohio Dominican. Stay tuned all season long for the Coach O Show.

September 19, 2013
Football Hosts Ohio Dominican on Homecoming
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hosts Ohio Dominican at the Superior Dome on Saturday (Sept. 21). Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on Homecoming. Ohio Dominican is 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

September 18, 2013
Purchase Wildcat Football Apparel
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team is selling Wildcat apparel. Available for purchase are a t-shirts, polo, sweatshirt, pullover, hat and shorts. The deadline to place your order is Sept. 26.

September 17, 2013
Former Wildcats Create Scholarship to Honor Nystrom
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Buck Nystrom Football Scholarship is being created in honor of the legendary Northern Michigan University Wildcat football coach. The scholarship will recognize the positive impact “Coach Buck’s” nearly 40-year college coaching career has had on the lives of hundreds of NMU football players and coaches, as well as Wildcat fans and Marquette community residents.

September 14, 2013
Football Wins Season Opener Over Findlay
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team opened the 2013 season with a 41-31 victory over the University of Findlay on Saturday (Sept. 14) afternoon from the Superior Dome. The Oilers had four turnovers that turned into three Wildcat touchdowns and NMU scored 24 straight points in the second quarter.

September 14, 2013
VIDEO: Coach Ostrowsky After Win Over Findlay
Northern Michigan University football coach Chris Ostrowsky talks to the media after a 41-31 Wildcat victory over the University of Findlay.

September 12, 2013
Football Hosts Findlay in Season and Home Opener
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team opens the 101st season of play on Sept. 14. The Wildcats host the University of Findlay at 1 p.m. at the Superior Dome.

September 11, 2013
NMU Alumni Football Players Create Scholarship in Honor of Coach
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Former Northern Michigan University football players are organizing an event during homecoming to honor one of their former Wildcat coaches, Buck Nystrom. The “Hands on the Line for Coach Buck”, social event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn of Marquette.

August 30, 2013
2013 Football Season Preview
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team, under the direction of Chris Ostrowsky, kicks off the 2013 campaign on Sept. 14 as the Findlay Oilers visit the Superior Dome. In the 101st season, the Wildcats return 53 players from a year ago, while 34 newcomers and two new assistant coaches have been added to the squad.

August 26, 2013
Football Picked Seventh in the North in Coaches Poll
BAY CITY, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team was selected seventh in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Wildcats received 23 points after a 4-7 record in 2012.

August 20, 2013
Fall Practice Schedule
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The 2013 Northern Michigan University fall football season officially got underway on Friday (Aug. 16) as players reported for camp. The Wildcats practice daily, with all practices and scrimmages open to the public.

August 19, 2013
Ostrowksy Names 2013 Captains
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Chris Ostrowsky, head football coach at Northern Michigan University, named the 2013 captains before the start of practice on Monday (Aug. 6). Seniors Christian Jessie, Brandon Parson, Cody Scepaniak and Morgan Stenz were voted as captains by their teammates.

July 30, 2013
VIDEO: 2013 NMU Football Preview
Northern Michigan University head football coach Chris Ostrowsky previews the upcoming 2013 season. The Wildcats open the season on Sep. 14 against the University of Findlay at the Superior Dome.

July 16, 2013
Football Hosting Technique Exposure Camp
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team is holding at Technique Exposure Day Camp on Aug. 3 at the Superior Dome. The camp is for football players in high school ages 16-18 and will focus on basic football skills and instructions. The deadline to register for the camp is July 31 with a cost of $20 per player. The camp runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.

July 16, 2013
Football Staff Restructured with Two New Hires
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University football coach Chris Ostrowsky has hired two assistants and restructured two others on his coaching staff. The new hires are Karl Maslowski, who will coach the linebackers and special teams, and Dan Rowe, who will be the assistant coach on offense. Joe Ballard has been promoted to defensive coordinator after six seasons as an assistant coach with the Wildcats. Joe Coniglio takes over run game responsibilities.

May 30, 2013
Anderson Signs with Winnipeg of CFL
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League have signed former Northern Michigan University football player Zach Anderson. The Blue Bombers started Rookie Training Camp on Wednesday (May 29).

May 20, 2013
Superior Shootout Winners
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hosted the 3-on-3 Superior Shootout on Saturday (May 18) at the Superior Dome. 55 teams competed in the tournament in 11 divisions/brackets.

May 14, 2013
Superior Shootout Brackets
The inaugural 3-on-3 Superior Shootout will be played in the Superior Dome on Saturday (May 18). Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and you must check in at registration prior to your first game.

May 6, 2013
Daniels Signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. – Former Northern Michigan University offensive lineman Jace Daniels was signed to the 90-man offseason roster by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League after the weekend’s rookie mini-camp.

May 3, 2013
Wildcats Support Young Authors
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University student-athletes from the cross country, football, swimming and diving and volleyball teams held a Young Authors event in the Wildcat Room of the Berry Events Center on Thursday (May 2) afternoon. The Wildcats encouraged and showed support to the young writers by listening to the stories they wrote and supplying quality feedback.

April 29, 2013
Anderson and Daniels Invited to NFL Tryouts
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Former Northern Michigan University football players Zach Anderson and Jace Daniels have been invited to rookie training camps with two National League Football teams after going undrafted in last weekend's 2013 NFL Draft. Anderson is getting a tryout with the Cleveland Browns and Daniels will attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie camp on Friday (May 3).

April 20, 2013
Green Defeats White in Spring Football Game
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team wrapped up its spring season with the annual spring game from the Superior Dome on Saturday (April 20). The Green (offense) defeated White (defense) 42-38, using a special scoring system.

April 20, 2013
VIDEO: Spring Football Postgame Interview
NMU’s head football coach Chris Ostrowsky speaks with the media after the spring game on April 20. Green defeated White 42-38 at the Superior Dome.

April 18, 2013
3 on 3 Superior Shootout
The NMU football team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament at the Superior Dome on May 18-19. Cost is $100 for a four-person team. Deadline to register is May 6.

April 17, 2013
VIDEO: NMU Spring Football Game
Take a look into an NMU football spring practice as Football coach Chris Ostrowsky and a few players give you a rundown of the Spring Game and expectations for the 2013 season.

April 15, 2013
Spring Football Game Slated for Saturday
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The annual Northern Michigan University spring football game is scheduled for Saturday (April 20). Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Superior Dome. The Wildcats are also hosting a Lift-A-Thon on Friday (April 19) evening at 6 p.m. at Vandament Arena. Both events are free and fans are encouraged to attend and cheer on the ‘Cats.

March 11, 2013
Spring Football Game Set For April 20
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The 2013 Northern Michigan University football season gets underway on Monday, March 25 with the opening day of spring practice from the Superior Dome. The spring season will conclude with the annual Spring Game on April 20 at 3:30 p.m.

March 4, 2013
Football Releases 2013 Schedule
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team announces its schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. The 11-game schedule consists of 10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games and five home contests at the Superior Dome.

February 6, 2013
Football Inks 26 in Ostrowsky’s Second Recruiting Class
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University head football coach Chris Ostrowsky announces his second recruiting class today (Feb. 6) as 26 future NMU student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent on the first day of the signing period.

February 6, 2013
Football Signing Day at NMU
Northern Michigan University head football coach Chris Ostrowsky announced his second recruiting class on Wednesday (Feb. 6) as 26 future NMU student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on the first day of the signing period.

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Jaddou and Hamilton Named NMU Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Athletics Council has announced that junior Loran Jaddou of the Wildcats football team and senior Sarah Hamilton of the NMU volleyball team have been named the Scholar-Athletes of the month for the months of December and January, respectively.


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